Education Opportunities for Your Children

Fredericton Schools

Children of parents who have authorization to work or study in Canada will not be charged tuition to attend elementary, middle or high schools.

In New Brunswick, children begin school at age 5. 

Elementary School: Kindergarten to Grade 5

Middle School: Grade 6 to Grade 8

High School: Grade 9 to Grade 12

How to Register

Once you arrive in Canada you can register your children for school by visiting the School District 18 offices at 1135 Prospect Street, (located in Fredericton High School.)

Here you will receive a “School Permit” and your child will be placed in one of the schools in the Fredericton area.  

Please bring your:

  • Passports
  • All immigration papers
  • Proof of enrolment at UNB
  • Translated school documents from the last school your child attended.  
  • Your local address, postal code, and telephone number
  • Child’s Immunization papers. (Immunization must meet New Brunswick standards.)  

Once your child has been placed in a local area school, and given a “School Permit” you can visit the school for final registration, course selection, and schedules. The school will provide you with a list of school supplies required.
For more information contact District 18:  453-5454 or visit the website HERE.

Tutoring Programs

If you find that your child needs some extra help in a subject area, you can arrange for free tutoring through Frontier College.  The following programs are available:

Homework Clubs
Doone St. Community Centre Homework Club (bilingual)
Tutors work with elementary school-aged children in the neighbourhood to help them with reading, writing, math and homework projects.

Multicultural Association of Fredericton Homework Club (bilingual)
Tutors work individually with children (elementary school) and youth (high school) on homework.  We also hold a parents “conversation circle” where a tutor leads a discussion on a newspaper article of the day and parents have a chance to practice speaking English.

Boys & Girls Club Homework Club – Devon (Northside) and Skyline (Southside) locations (bilingual)
Tutors help kids attending the after-school program with reading and all types of homework.

Maison des Jeunes Homework Club at the Ste-Anne Community Centre (French)
Francophone  or bilingual tutors help students attending École des Bâtisseurs with their homework.

Homework Club for Newcomers at the Ste-Anne Community Centre (French)
Francophone tutors help newcomer students attending École des Bâtisseurs and École Ste-Anne with their homework.

Teen Homework Club at the Fredericton YMCA (bilingual)
High school students needing help with homework receive help from tutors.

Family Literacy Program
Multicultural Association of Fredericton Family Literacy Program (bilingual)
Tutors work with families to improve their literacy skills through reading and writing activities.

One-to-One tutoring with children, teens and adults
Matches made as requested.

For more information on Frontier College programs in Fredericton, please call 506-450-7923.